Experience Antarctica Differently

Antarctica will amaze you.

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Fly to Antarctica

FLY Across the Drake Passage - 16 Day Trip

FLY to Antarctica and JOIN a YACHT for the most up-close, personal, journey to ANTARCTICA


Sail. Explore. Discover.



We are an Expedition Sailboat Company

We sail in the World's Southern Ocean and Explore some of the last wild places. We take keen travelers, Adventureres, Scientists, and Mountaineers where they want to go. Explore Antarctica, the Beagle Channel, Isla de los Estados, the Falklands, the Darwin Range and Fjords, South Georgia
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Ocean Tramp is an Expedition sailing vessel built for the high latitudes. She is Aluminum hulled and has a very protected pilot house for steering. You want nothing less when going to Antarctica

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Ocean Tramp allows passengers to get up close to the ice. Her size allows provides maneuverability and flexibility. We can get into places larger boats can not. We can also take advantage of opportunities as they arise – amazing light, a breaching whale, and that perfect shot.

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and our exciting destinations

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and where we go!

Where Do We Go?

Choose Your Next Southern Ocean Sailing Adventure


Sail or FLY to the White Continent and experience Antarctica how it is supposed to be experienced. First hand, up close, personal. Spend time watching penguins, whales, seals. Explore old whaling stations, science bases

Isla de Los Estados

Only very recently opened to the public, Quixote Expeditions is one of very few who have permits to this island. Isla de los Estados is home to King penguins, a former prison colony, and the site of the famed Jule Verne Novel “Lighthouse at the end of the World”, join us to explore this remote island nature preserve

Upcoming Trips!

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We don’t just go to amazing places, we also interact with them. On every expedition we bring an active research scientist so that they can take samples, observations, or other data for their research. Why? We care about the places we go. We want our guests to be involved in first hand research. We think its important.
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Who Travels with Us?

See what past guests have said about their adventure

Curious Minds

Adventurous Souls



Thanks for this amazing journey... The amazing sunrise in the Magellan Straits, the Commerson dolphins playing at the bow and the huge rainbow at sunset during the crossing... are some of my best memories.  I feel lucky for being able to journey like this.


I can not begin to say how much I enjoyed my time on Ocean Tramp! Your confidence and competence made for such a wonderful adventure. Thank you for getting around a spectacular part of the world in such comfort.




We are proud to be a member of IAATO – a community or Antarctic Tour Operators that works together to protect Antarctica and give the best possible experience to each and every visitor.

Leave No Trace

We are proud to be a partner with Leave No Trace and support the seven Leave No Trace Principles on our trips.

Eco-Friendly Travel

Quixote Expeditions uses technology and simplicity to offer some of the most eco-friendly, efficient, and minimal impact trips.
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Solar Panels are in use onboard to help supply the boat with power
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Motion sensor faucets help limit wasteful water consumption
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LED lights on the entire boat cut down on power consumption by nearly 90%
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With a wind generator, we harness the wind’s power and use it onboard

Latest updates from the vessel

blogs updates from onboard
  • Best Antarctica Gifts Your best friend? Your brother? Your neighbor? You know someone going to Antarctica? (or even looking for a gift for yourself before the big trip?) Get something that shows you are as excited as they are about their Polar adventure (its is…

  • After our first beautiful stop in Franklin Bay and an incredible night in Canepa Bay – full of rounded granite that the sun illuminated when we awoke – the weather continued to look incredibly favorably upon us. We continued around the South side and then…

  • Yes, Isla de los Estados is Magical and beautiful and the coolest place most people have never heard of, but each trip is also different as the weather in the south doesn’t allow for strict itinerary planning. Here the weather is king and anyone who…

  • Long Term Science Collaboration Otters and Isla de los Estados   Otters have been in the news in Tierra del Fuego and we are pretty excited.  Alejandro, one of our guest scientist has been studying them for years, but has been limited to studying them…

  •   Otters are in the News! Science happening on Ocean Tramp! Otters are making waves in the news in the Patagonian Region.  Our Guest Scientist Alejandro Valenzuela has been getting the word out to inform the public about the otters on Isla de los Estados….

  • More Than a Blank Page – Antarctica in Fiction – After my previous posting about Antarctic books and complaining about the dearth of good Antarctica Fiction, Johanna Grabow, a PhD student at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, reached out.  She agreed to help…

  • Quixote Expeditions Will Give Talk at International Tourism Fair Talk to highlight Antarctica and Isla de los Estados as destinations on small vessels   On October 28-31 the FIT International Tourism Fair of Latin America will be held in Buenos Aires at la Rural in Palermo. …

  • Leopard Seals, King Penguins and Snow – did our Antarctic season start early? No – we are in Isla de los Estados and today we had all three. The days started with about 2 inches of snow on deck. It was sticky snow and perfect…

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